Politics Section

SAVE THE DATE: Burien Parks’ Open Space Plan Workshop will be July 18

SAVE THE DATE: Burien Parks’ Open Space Plan Workshop will be July 18

Burien Parks will be holding an Open House for all interested user groups and the public to review and critique the proposed PROS Plan Update elements including open spaces, trails, parks, athletic facilities,... [Read more]

Port of Seattle workshop on Flight Corridor Safety Program will be Monday

Port of Seattle workshop on Flight Corridor Safety Program will be Monday

The Port of Seattle will be holding a workshop on the Sea-Tac Airport Flight Corridor Safety Program on Monday, June 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at McMicken Heights Elementary School in SeaTac. Last year, the... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Ken Rogers declares candidacy for Seattle Port Commission

Ken Rogers declares candidacy for Seattle Port Commission

Ken Rogers (a paid Advertiser) announced this week that he will run for Position Four on the Port of Seattle Commission. With an aviation industry career spanning three decades, Rogers is a uniquely experienced... [Read more]

Native American Spirituality Interfaith Conversations at St. Luke’s June 7 & 14

Native American Spirituality Interfaith Conversations at St. Luke’s June 7 & 14

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton will be holding a series of Native American Spirituality Interfaith Conversations on Wednesdays – June 7 and June 14, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – and all... [Read more]

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza gets MLK Medal of Distinguished Service Monday

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza gets MLK Medal of Distinguished Service Monday

Councilmember Dave Upthegrove (right), with Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service recipient Fred Mendoza. Fred Mendoza has never strayed far from the South King County communities he was... [Read more]

Homelessness on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council Study Session

Homelessness on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council Study Session

Homelessness – aka “Housing Instability” – is on the agenda for Monday night’s Study Session of the Burien City Council, which gets underway at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at... [Read more]

ELECTION: Berkowitz not running, other positions draw largely anti-crime candidates

ELECTION: Berkowitz not running, other positions draw largely anti-crime candidates

By Jack Mayne As of Friday’s filing deadline, 17 people are looking to become or remain members of the Burien City Council, but current councilmember Lauren Berkowitz will not be one of them. The other... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘This is election filing season for Burien City Council candidates…’

LETTER: ‘This is election filing season for Burien City Council candidates…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the Editor: This is election... [Read more]

Split City Council vote selects former Federal Way Police Chief as City Manager

Split City Council vote selects former Federal Way Police Chief as City Manager

New City Manager Brian Wilson By Jack Mayne Within the next two or three weeks Burien should have a new City Manager, following the City Council’s split vote at Monday night’s special session. The... [Read more]

Demolition of Peter Western Bridge to begin Thurs.; could take 2 years to rebuild

Demolition of Peter Western Bridge to begin Thurs.; could take 2 years to rebuild

Demolition of the Peter Western Bridge – located in the 2200 block of S. 116th Street in Burien (map below) – is set to begin this Thursday, May 18. Due to damage to the structural integrity of... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘If Burien were a Nation-State…U.N. would likely declare it a Failed-State’

LETTER: ‘If Burien were a Nation-State…U.N. would likely declare it a Failed-State’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Council Members, If Burien were a... [Read more]

Burien City Council votes to hire Brian Wilson as new City Manager

Burien City Council votes to hire Brian Wilson as new City Manager

At Monday night’s special meeting, the Burien City Council selected Brian Wilson as the new City Manager. Wilson was one of the five final candidates that the council had been interviewing and considering... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, May 24 at Sea-Tac Airport

Next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, May 24 at Sea-Tac Airport

The next Highline Forum will be held on Wednesday, May 24, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m at the Sea-Tac Airport Conference Center in the London Conference Room. Here’s what’s on the agenda: Forum... [Read more]

City Manager search, property taxes, 509 project & more at tonight’s council

City Manager search, property taxes, 509 project & more at tonight’s council

The Burien City Council will hold a special meeting tonight – Monday, May 15 – starting at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, and here’s what’s on the agenda (download PDF packet here): EXECUTIVE... [Read more]

Highline Schools seeking community members for Advisory Committee

Highline Schools seeking community members for Advisory Committee

Highline Public Schools is looking for community members to help complete the district’s long-range facilities plan, monitor the progress of school construction, and assist with planning boundary adjustments. If... [Read more]

See two proposed new Highline Public Schools at upcoming community meetings

See two proposed new Highline Public Schools at upcoming community meetings

An architect from Integrus presents an update on design progress at a meeting of the design review committee for the new middle school at Glacier. Design review committee members provide feedback on early... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘I believe it is time to replace Council Leaders’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘I believe it is time to replace Council Leaders’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Council Members, Your Oath of Office... [Read more]

LETTER: Candidate for City Council shares ideas on energy & homelessness

LETTER: Candidate for City Council shares ideas on energy & homelessness

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Hello Citizens of Burien! My name is Robert... [Read more]

Next Quiet Skies Coalition meeting will be Tuesday, June 6 at Gregory Heights

Next Quiet Skies Coalition meeting will be Tuesday, June 6 at Gregory Heights

The next Quiet Skies Coalition meeting is set for Tuesday, June 6, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Gregory Heights Elementary School in Burien. “As many of you already know, the FAA was forced to stop the... [Read more]

Work to replace Burien’s broken downtown gateway arch will begin May 8

Work to replace Burien’s broken downtown gateway arch will begin May 8

Portion of the original ‘Downtown Burien’ archway sign, pre-Feb. 2016 – back when it was still standing. Construction to rebuild the Burien Downtown Gateway Arch on SW 152nd Street is slated... [Read more]

No federal liability seen with sanctuary ordinance, Burien City Council told

No federal liability seen with sanctuary ordinance, Burien City Council told

By Jack Mayne Burien City Attorney Lisa Marshall told the City Council at its Monday night meeting not to worry about threats from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding stripping federal dollars... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: Blame the Blue Angels for planes still flying low over Burien

ANALYSIS: Blame the Blue Angels for planes still flying low over Burien

By Jack Mayne If you are a Burien resident still hearing airplanes zooming over your home at all hours every time the prevailing wind is from the south, blame it on the Blue Angels. The turns over Burien... [Read more]

City Manager search, zoning & more on agenda for Monday night City Council

City Manager search, zoning & more on agenda for Monday night City Council

At the upcoming Monday night Burien City Council meeting (on Monday, May 1), lawmakers will discuss the next steps in their ongoing (and seemingly delayed) City Manager search, as well as zoning and more. The... [Read more]

REMINDER: Community Forum on airplane noise is TONIGHT

REMINDER: Community Forum on airplane noise is TONIGHT

REMINDER: The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition will hold a Community Forum TONIGHT –– Wednesday, April 26, 2017, starting at 6:30 p.m. – at Mt. Rainier High School. This... [Read more]